Frescobaldi, Castello Nipozzano Chianti Rúfina Riserva 2015

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    Sangiovese 90%, Other Varieties 10%

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    Francesca Pratesi

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Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano Chianti Rúfina Riserva 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The 2015 is an opulent, complex and intense wine with a floral bouquet complemented by wild berry aromas of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Layered with spice, toasty notes and hints of tea, nutmeg and coffee, this has a warming, enveloping palate with fine, smooth tannins. Elegant and harmoniously balanced with a long, persistent finish.

Production Notes

A blend of 90% Sangiovese with 10% complementary grapes: Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each variety was fermented separately at controlled temperatures of 30CC, which lasted for 13 days. The grapes were macerated on the skins for 25 days, with frequent pumping over to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine went through malolactic fermentation immediately after fermentation was complete. A proportion of the wine was matured in second and third passage barriques for 24 months. Three months bottle ageing.

Producer Profile

Tradition, innate elegance and the essence of the Renaissance: Tuscany exudes an aura of timelessness that has inspired generations of the Frescobaldi family and is now an integral part of their vineyards. The Nipozzano Estate is located in one of the traditional areas of Chianti: Chianti Rufina, which is the smallest and most elevated Chianti sub-appellation. The 11th century castle is located in the heart of the prestigious Chianti Rufina, which holds the family cellar including wines dating back to 1864. The uniqueness of the Nipozzano terroir continues to produce wines with a wide range of aromas and extraordinary longevity.